Between 100 and 120 young people commit suicide in Washington each year.

For every youth suicide, there are another 20 suicide attempts, seven of which result in hospitalization.

One in five youths in Washington report that they have seriously considered suicide.

One in 10 Washington youths have attempted suicide.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Washington for youths age 15-24. Only unintentional injury accounts for more deaths.

(Source: Washington Department of Health)

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